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The (dis)information age : the persistence of ignorance

Author: S Nick Mohammed
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2012.
Series: Digital formations, v. 79.
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The (Dis)information Age challenges prevailing notions about the impact of new information and media technologies. The widespread acceptance of ideas about the socially transformative power of these technologies demands a close and critical interrogation. The technologies of the information revolution, often perceived as harbingers of social transformation, may more appropriately be viewed as tools, capable of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S Nick Mohammed
ISBN: 9781433115028 1433115026 9781453905340 1453905340
OCLC Number: 761334867
Description: 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Ignorance in context --
The information age in perspective --
Information age paradoxes --
Media and ignorance --
Disinformation, propaganda and video games --
Ignorance is good business --
Information age journalism and ignorance --
Social media, disinformation and ignorance --
Reasons for hope --
Epilogue: the end of the world.
Series Title: Digital formations, v. 79.
Responsibility: Shaheed Nick Mohammed.
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Challenges prevailing notions about the impact of new information and media technologies. This book encourages a more rational and even skeptical approach to the claims of the information revolution  Read more...

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